Twenty-First Century Musicals : From Stage to Screen, Paperback / softback Book

Twenty-First Century Musicals : From Stage to Screen Paperback / softback

Edited by George Rodosthenous


Twenty-First Century Musicals stakes a place for the musical in today's cinematic landscape, taking a look at leading contemporary shows from their stage origins to their big-screen adaptations.

Each chapter offers a new perspective on a single musical, challenging populist narratives and exploring underlying narratives and sub-texts in depth.

Themes of national identity; race, class and gender; the `voice' and `singing live' on film; authenticity; camp sensibilities; and the celebration of failure are addressed in a series of questions including:How does the film adaptation provide a different viewing experience from the stage version?What themes are highlighted in the film adaptation?What does the new casting bring to the work?Do camera angles dictate a different reading from the stage version?What is lost/gained in the process of adaptation to film?Re-interpreting the contemporary film musical as a compelling art form, Twenty-First Century Musicals is a must-read for any student or scholar keen to broaden their understanding of musical performance.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 236 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Theatre studies
  • ISBN: 9781138648890



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